SINGAPORE: A train fault at Admiralty station on the North-South Line led to delays and snaking queues at MRT stations on Monday morning (Feb 13).
Train operator SMRT first alerted commuters in a tweet at 7.58am, informing them of the delay and to factor in 20 minutes of additional travelling time from Jurong East to Ang Mo Kio, in the direction of Marina South Pier.
In another tweet 10 minutes later, SMRT said the delay was caused by a train fault at Admiralty station. Free regular bus services were running between Woodlands and Yishun stations in both directions, it added.
At 8.26am, SMRT said train services had resumed, although trains were travelling slower due to the earlier fault. Free bus services ceased about 20 minutes after that.
Irate commuters took to social media to complain about the delay.
Monday’s train fault came after several delays last week. Last Friday, commuters were told to factor in additional travelling time on the East-West and North-South Lines during the morning rush hour. Another track fault also occurred on the East-West Line on Sunday.